La Pergola

4.6
1104 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
FOR INDOOR DINNING
In keeping with all current guidelines and safety protocol, in addition to our outdoor area, we will be reopening our dining room. Seating will be very limited and the timing to ensure optimal social distancing, so please reserve early and state your preference of location.
FOR OUTDOOR DINNING
We created a beautiful outdoor dinning area in the back of our building. To access the outdoor dinning go around to the back of Fidelity Bank.
Follow LA PERGOLA GARDEN signs.
We have installed a heating *a hot blow air *system to ensure our customers comfort. Space heaters scattered through out the dining room.
Located walking distance from the historic Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ,
La Pergola offers authentic northern Italian cuisine.
Come and enjoy our traditional cuisine with family and friends. Bring along your favorite bottle of wine or champagne. LA PERGOLA IS BYOB

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1104 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.3
service
4.6
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPete
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We've always enjoyed going to La Pergola but they clearly have not adapted well to operating during Covid. We made our reservation to sit outside on a nice Saturday night. The outdoor area is very nice but the problem is they probably have 20-30 tables outside (if not more) but it seemed they only had two persons (owner and a waiter) and a couple busboys to handle all of those tables some of which are far away from the kitchen. The waiter and busboys were all working very hard and doing the best they could but it was clear they were understaffed. We were seated a bit late (no big deal) and since it was a nice night we were in no rush but after our initial order was taken no one ever came back to our table to check on us or even pour us water (good thing we had brought wine and had something to drink). Since we had one of the distant outdoor tables we had to get up to find someone if we needed something like a place setting or our check. Tables all around us also had the same issues. Some were vocal in complaining and some just left after being seated when no one showed up to give them menus or take their orders. I know it's difficult for restaurants during these times and when our food finally came it was still very good but I would just request that they pay a little more attention to service or clients may just be turned off going back again.

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Erica
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

They need more servers. There seemed to be one person for the entire restaurant. Service was terrible. And they should also advice on their site that they have a limited menu or there is a menu change.

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vipopenminded
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had the evening ended the way it began, this would have been a 5 star review. The garden setting on a pleasant April night combined with excellent Italian cuisine would certainly bring us back. However, as the later diners arrived, it was clear that the restaurant was woefully understaffed. We waited more than 45 minutes to settle our bill and that was only after chasing down our waiter. He was sure working hard and it was not his fault that he did not have any support.

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vipLLovely
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We have been to La Pergola many times pre-pandemic. Food and service was always spot on. Tonight however, the service was fair. The restaurant has provided a lovely outdoor experience with tables adequately spaced out and plenty of space heaters to keep customers safe and warm. Perhaps the spacing and size of the outdoor space is the problem. There is a long walk to the back tables from the kitchen which makes service slow. I understand that it is covid and believe me, I am happy to dine out again in safety, but the management needs to either hire more wait staff or reduce the number of outdoor tables. This being said, our waiter, while overworked, was still pleasant and accommodating. Not so much can be said about exchanges we overheard from diners at adjacent tables.

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OrlieP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, outdoor ambiance was festive snd fun!

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vipDiningfan
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The garden was very nice. Food was high quality. Service was good.

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vipWestfriend
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our ‘go to’ for a lovely outdoor dinner. We are welcomed as old friends into the peaceful outdoor garden. Food is wonderful, with a variety of specials that always make it seem new and fresh. Staff is professional and responsive. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and dining experience is always the best! They have created the most lovely, quiet outdoor dining area too

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vipDonL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and courtyard dinning are always enjoyable.
True Italian cuisine.

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viplori
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The staff did not acknowledge our presence and the manager seemed annoyed when we he finally came over to speak with us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Long wait, 30 minutes past reservation. 15 minutes in we were told we were to be seated at a window table and then another couple came in and they sat us elsewhere and gave the window seat to the other party. It was just poor form. Certainly made us feel 2nd class.

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vipBrettO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very long delay to get the food, with little follow up. Good food, but a bit overpriced.

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vipBuzz
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I have been dining here many times for years. Unfortunately prices continue to rise and the quality of the meals do not match the price increase

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vipTGvan
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal; terrific staff and the owners always majestic us feel at home!

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vipKevinV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very consistent and always enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Birthday celebration

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KellyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is consistently good. Service always very good. However, prices have become a bit high.

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Deadhead
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food and service.

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gegr5453
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quiet place with excellent food!
We will definitely go back when in the neighborhood!

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WALT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night we went to Pergola in Millburn for a birthday dinner. Everything was outstanding. We ate in their outdoor space which is spacious and well heated with portable heaters and some some vented “pipes.” The staff really hustled which was really important and evident when all the food came to the table piping hot. BYO policy helps with the cost, but it is not inexpensive. Given the quality of food it is still a good value. Great choice of fish and seafood dishes. The octopus “tartare” was incredible and the stuffed artichoke appetizer was pure old comfort food. The swordfish with capers and the soft shell crab over tagliatelle entrees were excellent. For the carnivore there are pork, chicken and beef options!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Restaurant doesn’t abide my COVID rules. Very uncomfortable. Approached manager and said you chose to come here

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SharonK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, service, food and friendliness of the owner.

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vipSamG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

This place generally has great food, however the service is terrible. We waited over an hour to order and then an additional time to get our food. The table seated 30mins after we sat down had gotten their appetizers/food well before we did and we hard ordered before them. The service was atrocious and I would not recommend going here if you want a nice evening out.

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vipdlmsh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and high quality food - a great dining experience

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vipGood2eat
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is excellent and the food is delicious! The menu selection is wonderful, every meal is fresh and savory!

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vipTGvan
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Driola, Agra and the entire team treat us like fa

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Anonymous
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Recommend the chicken park with their fradiavolo sauce :)

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RachelL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the food and ambience. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for excellent food and good vibes.

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vipBirthdaycelebrant
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience2

FREEZING OUTDOOR DINING HAS INEFFECTIVE HEAT and the TABLES UNDER THE TENTS ARE TOO CLOSE TOGETHER.

This was our first time back since dining outside there in the summer. We were first seated under a partially-open tent. Unfortunately, several minutes later, a group of enthusiastic diners were seated next to us. Because the tables were too close together, the seated diners were only about 3 feet away. I found that situation to be covid-unsafe and we requested to move. We were then seated at a table in the open garden area that had one ineffective pyramid/column-style heater nearby. The outdoor seating also had metal chairs which further added to the reduction of our body temperatures. Our food (which tasted good) arrived and we ate with metal forks that were super cold. The cold utensils and the lack of ambient heat quickly cooled down our entrees. We asked for another heater and the attentive wait staff brought another column heater over - but these types of heaters never work as well as the hat-top style heaters. Sadly, we were absolutely MISERABLE. Even though we had no drinks (BYOB) or dessert, our bill for 2 was a cold $150. Too bad - it’s a nice setting but they need to spread the tables under the tents further apart, get a bunch more hat-top style heaters, and either get plastic chairs or put some simple cushions on their metal chairs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The service was horrible and the food was basic. I would never come back here. What a joke.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and the food was amazing!

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vipKevinJ
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time visiting La Pergola, and the first experience is why we came back. The food is absolutely delicious and not overwhelming. It leaves you just enough space for dessert! Presentation was lovely and the Host/Owner?, was very engaging and truly pleasant while welcoming us and later visiting tables. We will be back again!

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vipzsazsa
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great we loved it can’t wait to go back again

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CARLAP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at The Pergola with my husband on our date night. Service was great! It was on a Thursday so it wasn’t crowded at all. Food was good and ambiance very nice. Definitely going back!

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vipRumS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great but the service is impeccable. The manager & the servers try so hard to make sure everyone is comfortable/warm adjusting heaters constantly for our demanding group with a smile. Very accommodating and made sure we enjoyed our meal & time there. A+ for effort !!

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Clay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely evening all round star of the evening was the food

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vipMichB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best duck I have ever had!! Scallops delicious, love the outdoor ambiance. The service as always is top notch, can’t wait to return!!

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vipMAUREENM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent experience! Friendly service and amazing food. All COVID safety measures in place. Dining inside and out. Don't be afraid to ry the specials! Scallops were out of this world!

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SeyhanA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a very professional and fast service! We had an amazing experience at La Pergola! Their outdoor setting is perfect!

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DYLANS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The filet mignon tips dish was A DREAM COME TRUE! The server went above and beyond. A lovely place with state of the art outdoor heater setup!!

FAQs

La Pergola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 376-6838.

La Pergola is rated 4.6 stars by 1104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.